Home Automation


How to Encourage Clients to Opt Into Automated Lighting

Lighting automation and control technologies offer homeowners an exciting new way to combine fixture-level control with whole-home programmability to not only enhance everyday experiences, but also provide a better standard of living. Through continued research and advances in technology, new categories of integration and automation are becoming available to average homeowners—no longer is smart lighting reserved for luxury residences. Customized…

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Voice Control

Bond Bridge and Josh.ai Join Forces in Bringing Voice Control to Control4

The result of a strategic alliance between Bond Bridge and Josh.ai, home technology professionals can now marry the two in their client’s Control4 environments. The pairing provides Josh.ai’s natural voice control of motorized window shades, ceiling fans, and fireplaces that are managed by the Bond Bridge RF-to-WiFi home control platform. The Bond Bridge RF-to-WiFi hub along with the Bond Home…

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PPDS Strengthens International Key Account Team with the Appointment of Valeriia Polovkova  

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips digital signage, interactive displays, direct view LED and professional TV products and solutions, is excited to announce the appointment of highly accomplished AV professional, Valeriia Polovkova, as its new dedicated international project manager for tailored installations in hospitality, corporate and retail.  A self-proclaimed “problem solving specialist,” Valeriia joins PPDS with more than 10…

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RTI Integration Designer

RTI Turns It Up to 11, Elevating Control System Performance and Programming Ease With Integration Designer 11

Leading control and automation manufacturer RTI today announced a major new update to its award-winning Integration Designer control application software. The new Integration Designer 11 enables technology integrators to achieve faster, more efficient installations with all the advanced customization for which RTI is renowned. It adds time-saving performance tools and features an all-new user interface template, new icons and background…

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